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The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning deals with Spyro's birth and his journey to meet his destiny. The intro shows Spyro being rescued by a Guardian Dragon called Ignitus from the attack of the "Dark Master". After his eclosion, Spyro is raised by dragonflies in a swamp until one day he discovers that he is in fact a dragon, and he and his half-brother, the dragonfly Sparx, leave the swamp to find out more about Spyro's past and fight the forces of evil.

In contrast to previous Spyro games, the emphasis is put on combat instead of platforming. Spyro can do several combat moves, using both his tail and his claws, and has four different breath attacks: fire, electricity, ice, and earth. The game also features several rail shooter passages similar to games like Panzer Dragoon.


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Alternate Titles

  • "La Leyenda de Spyro: Un Nuevo Comienzo" -- Spanish title
  • "De Legende van Spyro: Een Draak is Geboren" -- Dutch title

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PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Feb 23, 2007 7.3 out of 10 73
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 Dec 07, 2006 7 out of 10 70
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 2 Nov 29, 2006 64 out of 100 64 (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 05, 2006 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 27, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58
GameSpot GameCube Oct 27, 2006 5.8 out of 10 58 PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2006 55 out of 100 55
GameSpy Xbox Oct 17, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 17, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50 PlayStation 2 Oct 30, 2006 9 out of 20 45


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